Day Five of NaNoWriMo

FTW: I’ve been able to write on a daily basis! This truly never happens for me. I tend to write in varied bursts, so it has been a bit of a challenge these past few days. I’d like to believe that I’d be able to keep this up for thirty days, but I’m also a realist. Sometimes life gets in the way and a day may pass with nary a word conjured. As of right now, I’m coaxing out a few paragraphs here and there, whenever I have a moment and they’ve been slowly accumulating. I’m still ahead of the game, which is already a “win” for me.

I enjoyed the NaNoWriMo pep talk given by Diana Gabaldon. It’s refreshing to learn that others have a similar writing style as I do, especially someone who is so well-known and talented! I also tend to write in a non-linear fashion and often with multiple subplots happening at the same time. Frequently, I will write various scenes that are not seemingly connected. However, oddly enough my brain tends to connect these scenes subconsciously and later on somehow the random scene I wrote two days ago suddenly makes more sense while I’m writing yet another seemingly disjointed scene.

It always amazes me that it works out like that. Is it always gold? Nope. But so what? That’s the whole point of constantly writing. Things make more sense as you keep writing. And eventually a story emerges. It’s sort of like taking a block of stone and chipping away until you have a statue. (I often feel more like I’m using a mallet and banging it against my keyboard until something readable shows up!)

I’m past the 10k mark already so my goal will be to hit 25k by early next week (if not this weekend). So the insanity continues…

…but for now, sleep….zzzzzzz

November is here! NaNoWriMo Insanity Commences

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) started Saturday at midnight. The Official Month of Writing Insanity has begun! This is when I get to “story dump” for 30 days and hope that I’ll be able to sustain the “flow” long enough to come up with something usable. Interesting things come out after you kill off your inner editor. It allows you to let the words pour out from where ever stories come from free of inhibition and self criticism! Characters I never intended on creating come out of the woodwork! Plot bunnies show up and demand to be followed! I can’t wait to see what will show up this year.

I’ve decided to continue working on my series to see where it will lead, but at the same time I will be working on something new. Another character keeps demanding to be heard, so perhaps there will be time for her as well. To anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year, more kudos to you! May the coffee be hot and the writing be frequent and steady. Cheers to you! Stop by Twitter and say “Hi!” and let me know how you’re doing with your word count. Or if you would like a new NaNo buddy, you can find me under my handle: Nitrin.

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